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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,257
4/16/13 9:48 A

You didn't know why you felt better after eating blueberries...well... Blueberries are low GI and have manganese which helps convert the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in food into to energy. High in fiber it helps cholesterol too!

I sometimes add blueberries to my salad and my Fage 0% Plain Yogurt to sweeten .... maybe you can try a blueberry slushie..check out Spark receipes for a low calorie version

DATPANNA Posts: 158
4/15/13 12:18 A

I have to say, I've tried frozen and in oatmeal-- The frozen was tolerable but I didn't really enjoy them. The oatmeal didn't work at all.

I DO like the ideas of pairing them with the smoothie and the yogurt one. I think the creaminess definitely helps for me.

Thanks everyone for replying!

(Side note, I'm a fan of greek yogurt myself. I just have half a serving and enjoy. :) )

MS_LEESA_G Posts: 29
4/14/13 10:40 P

I sprinkle some "Better Stevia" (it really is better than regular Stevia IMO) on blueberries and then add a big dollop of full fat greek yogurt (to me it's "worth it" to eat a smaller serving of full fat than a larger serving of low or non fat - but to each his own).

The above is one of my absolute favorite deserts. :)

JNJ300 Posts: 50
4/14/13 8:42 P

I like adding blueberries to my oatmeal. When the oatmeal is done cooking, I add the blueberries and the residual heat in the oatmeal cooks them a bit.

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4/13/13 11:00 A

Freeze them!. They are a whole new taste sensation frozen and put on cold cereal. Wheat Chex are my favorite with them, but I like pretty much any cold cereal this way. Oatmeal works too, though the berries thaw faster and cool the oatmeal. But frozen berries on crunchy cold cereal with milk on top: the milk frosts on the berries and the combination of frozen berry and frozen milk and crunchy cereal is incredible in your mouth! And I not all that fond of the taste or texture of fresh blueberries either, but frozen are to die for!

SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,687
4/12/13 11:02 P

The BEST blueberry smoothie
About 200 calories !!!

1/2 banana
1/2 cup blueberries
8 tablespoons fat free plain yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar ( this is only 45 calories but you can add Splenda or Truvia if you like )
4 ice cubes

Blend banana and yogurt until smooth
Add sugar and blueberries, blend again
Add ice and blend well

DATPANNA Posts: 158
4/12/13 5:15 P

Allo! So, I'm trying to get more blueberries in my diet because I feel AWESOME after eating them (no idea why, but they definitely make me feel much better when I eat them.... Odd), but I hate how they taste when they're not in a muffin. (Haha...)

Now, I'm not looking for muffin recipes, lol. But I need a way to make blueberries more palatable without spending out a ton of money. For example, does anyone have a good shake recipe with them, where the flavor is helped by other flavors? The ONLY time I've enjoyed them outside of a muffin is when I blended them with coconut vanilla ice cream.... And I don't plan on doing that again for quite awhile. Moderation, my friends.

So, if you have any cheap, delicious shake recipes, post away! I'd love a good one to start my mornings off.

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